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Author: Gary Smith
ISBN: 160320024X
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Pages 416 pages
Publisher Sports Illustrated (September 16, 2008)
Language English
Category: Reference
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eBook Sports Illustrated: Going Deep: 20 Classic Sports Stories download

by Gary Smith


For a quarter century, Gary Smith has left the readers of Sports Illustrated spellbound and speechless with his compelling long-form storytelling. has been added to your Cart.

For a quarter century, Gary Smith has left the readers of Sports Illustrated spellbound and speechless with his compelling long-form storytelling. A four-time winner and nine-time nominee of the National Magazine Award (magazine journalism's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize).

Gary Smith (born October 27, 1953) is an American sportswriter. He is best known for his lengthy human interest stories in Sports Illustrated, where he worked from 1983 to 2013. Smith worked as a sportswriter for the Wilmington News Journal, the Philadelphia Daily News, the New York Daily News, and Inside Sports before joining Sports Illustrated. His writing has also appeared in Time, Rolling Stone, and Esquire.

Sports Illustrated Going Deep book. Now comes "Sports Illustrated: Going Deep: 20 Classic Sports Stories" by Gary Smith, a collection of Smith's most powerful pieces.

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This collection gathers 20 of Smith's stories that showcase the richness of his reporting and the compassion of his craft. Sports Illustrated Books, Liberty Street.

He recently released Going Deep: 20 Classic Sports Stories, which is a collection of his finest work

He recently released Going Deep: 20 Classic Sports Stories, which is a collection of his finest work. Unfortunately, thanks to three moves, I lost that letter. Smith, however, has not lost his touch. How did you decide to become a sports writer? Smith: I just really liked sports as a ki. Around seventh or eighth grade was when I realized I really liked writing and I was getting good feedback in writing. It just seemed natural to marry the two together.

In his 32 years at Sports Illustrated, Gary Smith won four National Magazine Awards for his writing. And that's the hard part. In the hands of an amateur, they can murder a reader. In the hands of a master, they create poetry. I've never seen a writer use the punctuation staple as elegantly as Gary Smith did, and no piece of sports writing has witnessed commas travel with more elegance than the tale of Jonathan Takes-Enemy, Crow Nation basketball legend.

Smith's stories have appeared in the annual Best American Sports Writing anthology series nine times over the . Gary Smith has written for Sports Illustrated for the past 25 years

Gary Smith has written for Sports Illustrated for the past 25 years. Handpicked by him, this is a selection of 20 stories which showcase the richness of his reporting and the compassion of his craft.

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A collection of essays by the award-winning Sports Illustrated writer highlights twenty of his most powerful pieces that range from "Shadow of a Nation," the story of a young Crow Indian basketball player and his efforts to escape the reservation, to "Blindsided by History," a saga of football, racism, and segregation.
Alsantrius
Whether a story is about a famous athlete or an obscure coach, Gary Smith finds a way to wring passion and emotion out of it ... yet somehow, it almost never feels like he's pushing too hard to overdramatize a situation. Instead of glorifying sports, he beautifully highlights the common - and uncommon - humanity of the people who are touched by (and touch) the essence of competition and teamwork.

To cite just one outstanding example from this collection: If your eyes don't get watery when you read the story "Higher Education," about the unexpected black basketball coach at the small Mennonite school, you must lack a heart.

I have worked in the sports department of a major newspaper and have rubbed elbows with prominent sports journalists. But Gary Smith is my favorite writer of sports stories. I give this book my highest recommendation.
Warianys
Gary Smith is/was a master story teller. Based on the details of those he covers it is certain there was not a single lazy bone found in this tireless reporter, always carving out little masterpieces not about sports, but of the very foundations of humanity and soul.
I'm a Russian Occupant
This book is the perfect gift for any sports enthusiast, but the stories have enough human interest value for anyone. I purchased this book for my husband, but ended up reading it myself. Gary Smith is an incredible writer and his prose gets to the very heart of the story. "Someone to Lean On" - the story of poor SC boy, Radio (that inspired the movie) is touching. A great read for anyone!
Tejora
Great author. Meaningful topics.
Friert
my brother loves everything about basketball and most sports. he said he liked this book and thought it was a good gift idea for sports fanatics.
Malalanim
Having been a HUGE Gary Smith fan already, this book has become a reference guide to how feature stories are supposed to be written. Journalist everywhere should own a copy.
Bolv
Amazing, awesome stories. An entirely different aspect of sports. A must read!!!
There is no better writer about sports and life than Gary Smith. An incredibly inspiring body of work.